Report reveals three ranking countries on Africa’s e-commerce scale

Report reveals three ranking countries on Africa’s e-commerce scale

Report reveals three ranking countries on Africa’s e-commerce scale     A new report by Visa has revealed the ranking of African countries in terms of their contributions to e-commerce in the region. According to the report titled, ‘Visa research reveals SA, Nigeria and Kenya are top drivers of e-commerce volumes in SSA’, the top market contributors to e-commerce in sub-Saharan Africa over the last three years are South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. The report obtained on Monday by Business Metrics said Ghana was also showing growth, having replaced Kenya…

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LCCI launches e-Commerce platform to unlock untapped potentials

LCCI launches e-Commerce platform

LCCI launches e-Commerce platform to unlock untapped potentials     The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has launched its e-commerce sectoral group to support the development of private enterprises. During the launch in Lagos, the president of LCCI, Mrs Toki Mabogunje, represented by the deputy, Dr Michael Olawale-Cole, said the group will give investors in the sector a prominent recognition in evidenced-based advocacy to canvass for enabling environment for the e-commerce sector. Mabogunje mentioned that the e-commerce sector had witnessed significant growth in recent years on the backdrop…

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Black Friday: US E-commerce to surge 40% to $10.2bn

Report reveals three ranking countries on Africa’s e-commerce scale

The 2020 holiday shopping season will be unique, as the pandemic shifted consumer behavior from retail stores to online shopping. In response, many retailers moved their services online to not miss out on this year’s profits. To further understand the wave of online shopping activities in the festive season, Atlas VPN team decided to look into how e-commerce sales are set to perform in the upcoming long weekend. The researchers predict that the US e-commerce revenue will exceed last year’s earnings by 49.5 per cent on Thanksgiving day, totaling $6.18 billion…

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WhatsApp introduces shopping button to boost e-commerce

WhatsApp introduces shopping button to boost e-commerce

By David Alonge WhatsApp Business has introduced a shopping button in its business chats to maximize e-commerce activities within the platform The newly added shopping button is said to facilitate easy payment and transaction between businesses and customers using the chatting service on daily basis As explained by WhatsApp, “Now you can easily discover something you’d like to buy from your favorite business by tapping on the new shopping button at the top of chats.” Similar to the new Shop options on Instagram and Facebook, the WhatsApp shopping button takes…

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